One of the most striking and unique dogs in many ways, the Greyhound has risen in popularity as a house pet in recent decades. In fact, there are now far more Greyhounds as pets than as racing dogs, which is a great thing for these dogs — whose lives as competitors are often not the best. As it is with many of my posts, this was started by a friend coming to me with questions about adopting a Greyhound. She recently relocated from a roomy home in the suburbs to a smaller apartment in the middle of town, and is looking for a companion that will fit her new lifestyle. One of the first things that many people hear about Greyhounds is that they make great apartment dwellers, which is what got her curious about the breed. But because most adoption-ready Greyhounds are ex-racers, there are a few things to know before you just charge in to owning one.
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Greyhound - Dog Breed Information, Facts & Lifespan
Usually the things we love today thread back to our childhood. I was a die hard Barbie girl that meticulously organized all the dolls, clothes and housewares I adored. Barbie was the first to introduce me to the hound family through this shaggy Afghan Hound she had as a pet. Thanks Barbie! I have filled my house with hints of my greyhound love over the years.
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Animal anthropologists generally agree that the Greyhound - type dog is one of the seminal canine breeds from which virtually all domestic dogs descend. They can be traced back over 8, years to early cave drawings and decorative artifacts. The distinguishable modern Greyhounds are descendants of an ancient identifiable breed that goes back to the Egyptians and Celts. The Egyptians worshiped Greyhounds as a god and frequently showed them on murals in the tombs of kings.
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